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November 29, 2002

Sharon wins leadership battle on 'difficult day'

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Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon defeated Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for control of the Likud party Thursday in a primary election that was scarred by a Palestinian gun attack on a polling station and twin terror attacks against Israelis in Kenya. (6) Two Palestinian gunmen opened fire Thursday at a bus station and adjacent Likud party polling station in Beit Shean, Israel, killing five Israelis, according to police. (11) Members of Israel's right-wing Likud Party is voting for a new leader, in preparation for a general election early next year. (8) Security is a leading issue in the vote - which is being overshadowed by the suicide attack against an Israeli-owned hotel in Kenya. (8) "Israel is standing now in the face of a murderous terrorist attack aimed at murdering and killing Jews," Sharon said during a press conference in Israel. (10) There are conflicting reports about what caused the explosion that killed the two men late on Tuesday in a building in the Jenin refugee camp. (13) Israeli soldiers engaged in a "massive exchange of fire" early Wednesday with Palestinian militants in the southern Gaza refugee camp of Khan Yunis, the Israel Defense Forces said. (14)